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Windows 7: Belkin F5D8053N Wireless Adaptor Windows 7 64 bit Issue

27 Oct 2009   #1

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Belkin F5D8053N Wireless Adaptor Windows 7 64 bit Issue

I am really confused ... basically I was using vista home premium 64bit, I bought the windows 7 home premium upgrade and installed it as an upgrade over Vista. Everything worked fine but my system seemed slow, I thought this may be down to lots of old unused Vista files clogging up my pc as i don't see that windows 7 completely removed them all, I decided to format my hard drive and do a clean install of windows 7. Once it had installed my network adaptor didn't work, i tried the vista drivers, looked on belkins website but no newer ones on there and just a note to say windows 7 drivers coming soon basically!

The thing is i know it can work in Windows 7 because when i upgraded from vista it worked fine but on a clean install it won't, any ideas how i can get it working on a clean install?!!

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27 Oct 2009   #2


I am kind of in the same position on one machine I have with a D-LINK wireless card.

Some hardware manufacturers are not always quick off the mark with Windows 7 support, are they?

Might mean I get to buy some other card soon - I am NOT going to wait for a vendor to get round to Windows 7, 64 bit support.

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27 Oct 2009   #3

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yeah i know what you mean, it's a joke really, they've had long enough to get it ready! does anyone know of any network sticks (usb) that work fine with Windows 7 64bit on a clean install???
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12 Nov 2009   #4

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found a solution which i just did and it works!!

To start, you need to uninstall anything you tried to install for this Belkin Adapter. If you run the setup with the driver already on your computer it should force you to uninstall it before you continue with the steps below. Once you have it uninstalled follow these steps:

If you have the CD that came with the router go to Computer --> Right Click on CD --> Click Open. Find the setup file and right click on it, then click Troubleshoot Compatibility. Go through the steps basically saying the program does not work now but it used to work in Windows Vista (I just selected the first Vista option, not Service Pack 1 or 2).

Then click run this program with these settings (or whatever the specific options is) and it should work.

If you don't have the CD, go to Belkin : Support : F5D8055 Wireless N+ USB Adapter - Driver and download the driver you need. Locate the file and right click on it, then click Troubleshoot Compatibility. Go through the steps basically saying the program does not work now but it used to work in Windows Vista.

Good luck
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